Maxitours at wonderful North Wales

Maxitours at wonderful North Wales

Maxitours visited the coast today and our players had a real treat. A firm golf course, glorious sunshine, a couple of squawking seagulls to remind players they were on holiday and a sea breeze gave everyone a perfect day on the links.

North Wales was voted Welsh golf club of the year a couple of years ago and its easy to see why. The hospitality is second to none. Jamie who runs the bar and catering and Club Manager Phil Beard are right up there with the best I deal with all year. Thank you.

‘That was great!’ Declared Andrew Aherne
‘Brilliant, I love links golf, its so great to walk off the course with bone dry footwear.’ Chuckled Dave Blood.
‘We had a really lovely day. Thank you Tim.’ Said well-spoken and well-mannered retired Doctor James Shipstone.

Kev Hart turned up playing with a second-hand golf ball. On holiday in Portugal the likeable Mancunian got very pally with wealthy Mere racehorse owner Alan Baxter. ‘He keeps giving me racing tips, but they keep losing. I can only afford lake balls now.’

Joe Kirwans Maxitours’ future is in doubt this weekend. I was quietly tucking into my hard-earned lunch of chicken tikka with half rice and half chips when Joe arrived to hand his card in. Not only did he steal a chip but he actually dipped it in my sauce.
I still can’t believe it actually happened.

Ed Pysden’s team loses each week to fellow Prestbury members Chris Adams and his ‘a’ team. Today Ed was shocked to beat them by 4 shots after a solid 84 points. Adams and his team were blaming it on ‘being too full’. They went to the famous Nicky Ipps Chinese last night in nearby Deganwy. I have heard most excuses but had a new one today from well fed Andy Oakes: ‘I had too much monosodium glutamate and couldn’t sleep’ . He went to Nicky Ipps and got the Yipps.

Martin Humphries and his Portal team took 4th place with 87 points, this was bettered on the back nine by Delamere Forests Roger Percival and his team.
The surprise of the day was Roy Ainsworth and his charismatic Lymm team of Brian Ankers, Dave Hanson and retired dentist Ian Hebbingdon who got plenty of bite on his approach into the last.

Winning were Wrexhams Mike Lowe(8), Colin Bryant(6), Dave Cooper(13) and Paul Fell(4) who took first place after a terrific 90 points. They have played all year without recording a top three finish and were over the moon to turn their fortunes around in their home country. Cooper chipped in twice on the front nine and Paul Fell and Mike Lowe both birdied the last to win in style. Congratulations guys great scoring.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance once again.


Nearest the pin 16th Jim Caldwell Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Tom Bane Doz AD333

2’s sweep £190 5 pro v1 or 12 srixon AD333

Martin Humphries x2 Simon Poucher Richard Palmer Chris Adams Ed Wilkinson Mike Fenton Tom Bain Graham Wilkinson Denis ONeill Paul Yearsley

North Wales 9th Feb 22
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell , Nigel Ashton, Dave Cooper, Colin Bryan 90 12 Maxitours FJ Chill out top
2 Roy Ainsworth, Ian Hebbingdon, Brian Ankers, Dave Hanson 88 10 Maxitours sweater each
3 Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson, Josh Brand 87 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Martin Humphries, Jim Hayward, Adrian Brown, Dave Hest 87 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Jim Clarke, Dave Tobutt, Graham Jackson, PeteLedger 86 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Bob Bolton, Dave Bolton, Nick Jones, Steve Austin 86 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, John Harrop, Gary Berrisford 86
8= Jim Caldwell, Andrew Aherne, John Sherrington, Don Bailey 85
8= Dave Griffiths, Pete Birtwistle, Mike Fenton, Tom Bane 85
8= Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Mark Foley, Karl Marginson 85
8= John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Niell 85
12 Norrie Erwin, Phil Dickens, John Bradbury, Pete Smith 84
13= Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Ken Booth, Alan Simpson 83
13= Dave McDougall, John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Bob Mottershead 83
15= Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Richard Williamson 82
15= Geoff Bickerton, Steve Best, Austin McBride, Dave Murray 82
17 Ed Pysden, Henry Petrie, Mike Murphy, Fred Bridge 81
18= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan 80
18= Dave Monk , John Linsky, Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson 80
20= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Jim Egerton, Dave Mason 79
20= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 79
20= Paul Browne, Dave Carlile, Simon Poucher, John McAffrey 79
20= Gary Neiles, Richard Melrose, Alan Giles, Paul Hurst 79
24= Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Dave Collinson, Colin Gallimore 77
24= Chris Adams, Nick Hargreaves, Martin Prescott, Andy Oakes 77
24= John Kelsall, Christine Kelsall, Andrew Richardson, Martin Mellor 77
27 Dave Hughes, Steve Lamont, Charlie Farrington, Steve Rawlinson 76
28 Steve Heywood, Janey Heywood, Richard Wakefield, Graham Davenport 74

Warrington start sheet 11am shotgun
Weds 15th February

18a Steve Aspinall x4
18b Mick Mahon x4
17a Paul Fell x4
17b Martin Humphries x4
16 Kev Hart x4
15 Tom Roe x4
14a Gary Neiles x4
14b Neale Laurent x4
13 Paul Salt x4
12a Dave Monk x4
12b Richard Blackwellx4
11a Lee Tilley x4
11b Roger Percival x4
10 Dave Goodwin x4
10a Barry Simpson x4
9 Garry Owen x4
8b Simon Poucher x4
8a Simon Hemsley x4
7 Dave Sully x4
7b Paul Gilbert x4
6 Steve Hall x4
5a Martin Williams x4
5b John Hilditch x4
4a Paul Higgs x4
4b Dave Hughes x4
3 Roy Ainsworth x4
2a Dave Blood x4
2b Jim Clarke x4
1a Jim Caldwell x4
1b Colin Roberts

res Les Russon x4
Geoff Bickerton x4